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Man charged over 'Facebook hacking'

A man has been charged with alleged computer hacking which is understood to relate to social networking site Facebook.

Scotland Yard would not confirm any details of the allegations but a spokesman said Glenn Steven Mangham, 25, from York, had been charged with three counts of unauthorised access to computer material, contrary to Section 1(1) of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

He has also been charged with unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of a computer, contrary to Section 3(1) of the same Act, and with making, supplying or obtaining articles for use in an offence under Section 1 or 3 - contrary to Section 3(A) of the Act.

Mangham, of Cornlands Road, is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on August 17.

When contacted about the charges, a spokeswoman for Facebook said: "While no user data was compromised, we have been working with Scotland Yard and the FBI as we take any attempt to hack our internal systems extremely seriously.

"However we have no further comment, as the proceedings are still ongoing."

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